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of you coming here and give us such a good speech in the middle of the summer. my question would be addressing the china case. based on the panelists' observation of the president's limited record on trade policy, what kind of -- do you think -- what kind of decision do you think the president is going to make on this case? do you think he's going to grant the remedy on this case and why? >> okay. guys, we're away from big principles right to the nitty-gritty. who would like this? >> if i had to guess, i would guess that there is someremedy. but it's really hard. and here's why. i could tell you a story that goes in neither direction. i could say well, they faced a similar conflict when it came to the name china as a currency manipulator. it was repeated, and it was the same conflict between the -- what the chinese government clearly wanted, and he opted to net -- not name china of currency manipulator in april. on the one hand, if you could say that that is really telling us where they're true preferences log. again, they will face similar choices. or you could say that put them
to be moderated by mike lucks and tonya tarr. we are going to be asking for questions through twitter. you can use the hash tag, dean and end or right it down on pieces of paper and there will be people going around and collecting them. so mike, who is one of the moderators, is -- he worked on the obama transition team as a liaison to the progressive community, he worked in the clinton administration, and he co-founded the wonderful blog, open left. tonya is the director of legislative and political mobilization with the texas american federation of teachers. and she has previously worked for afsme-cio. so without further ado, i would like to introduce my friend, dr. howard dean. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> do you want to start with some opening remarks. >> sure. i'm really looking forward to this. let me just say a couple things. first of all, the people in this room are going to be the most important people in america over the next 8 to 10 weeks while we get this thing done, because we're seeing extraordinary things being said that are flatout not true, there's maliciously untrue and the onl
-- in fact, i'd like to ask all of us do you get the sense that the government speaks with one voice on these matters? i guess >> i guess from our limited view of the contract, i would say yes. >> i don't see anything but a single voice. >> okay. mr. houck >> i would agree with the exception of dcma. we have received very little input oversight from my knowledge from dcma. in fact, they contacted us for the first time just last week. >> really? >> yes, sir. >> thank you very much. that's fascinating. i'll yield my last 30 seconds. >> commissioner tiefer? >> mr. houck? >> yes, sir. >> on the issue of you having had no choice left to you by inscom but to cut linguists' salaries, would you undertake to give our staff -- would you have some high level people who know the stuff in your place give our staff a briefing with actual records and actual figures as opposed to the alternative of simply reducing the ridiculously set-up subcontracting structure which your contracting officer could have done for you on a partial termination for convenience? >> we will welcome the opportunity, sir, t
work in one weekend. wealthy logistics of that for us we would have to get an instructor there for the weekend. we would obviously want as many students as possible that weekend to make the instructor cost-effective. the fact the student had to leave their family, spend a night away, the whole thing was quite logistically complicated and believe it or not, hundreds and hundreds of workers though did it because it was one of the only ways they had to get these skills. now, all of our labs are done remotely so that students -- we no longer have those physical labs, and now students can access raÚl person remotely -- routers remotely from wherever they are doing their course work, usually their homes and the instructor can either be they they can do troubleshooting which is part of the lab and the instructors can see step by step what they've done, so there's no requirement for them to go anywhere else. so this has been actually huge. it's very, very helpful to the students and to us. the video i've talked about, that's also been important. the last thing i'll say about the
union is very pleased that the ftc is now using its power to promulgate rules, prohibiting or restricting unfair or deceptive acts or practices concerning mortgage loan modification and rescue schemes. with respect to hard-sell reverse mortgages, and our march article also warned consumers against the dangers of hard-sell reverse mortgages. banks and mortgage lenders are targeting seniors with television ads to entice them to take equity out of their homes through reverse mortgages. in an economy when many families savings have plummeted, such offers may indeed be attractive, but the lenders often bundle high fees, insurance charges and commissions into the loan and try to aggressively cross so consumers with other types of financial products such as annuities which may not be suitable for the. consumers union believes that the sort of reverse mortgages should be required to make sure that the loan is suitable for the borrower and that there is independent one on one pre-mortgage counseling. we also believe there should be caps on origination fees for all reverse mortgages
and thank our sponsors, major sponsors, thank them very much for supporting this conference for us today and making it very possible for all of us who are here today. i'm going to make my speech very short, because i really am excited about the lineup that we have for you for the next several days. i think we have some of the experts without a doubt, and if we were doing the -- some type of awards ceremony, i probably would have a black tie on and everything and introducing them, because i think we have the cast for you that will be to present i think the message thaw want to hear and deliver the information you need in terms of what you're doing for the business at hand. i would like to acknowledge and welcome all the individuals, agencies and countries who are participating in today's international swine flu conference. the outcome of this important conference will truly be realized from your thoughtful engagement through the various breakout sessions and the critically important information that will be shared by my new found colleagues today, with you being here, and the esteemed spe
and unleash u.s. investment to create innovative technologies and whole new industries right here in america, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and protect our children from pollution. so i do look forward to hearing all of our witnesses today about how we can work together to rise to the clean energy challenge and to transform our economy. senator inhofe. >> well, thank you, madam chairman, and thank you for holding this hearing. i think it might be a good time since we're going to go into august recess to kind of assess what we have leshed from -- learned from these hearings. madam chairman, since i turned the gavel over to you, this committee's held over 30 hearings on global warming with numerous testimony from officials all over the country and world. these hearings explored various issues associated with cap and trade, and i'm sure my colleagues learned a great deal for them, but over the last two years it was not from these hearings that i, that we got to the essence of cap and trade. it was the democrats who cut right through the chase, it was the democrats over the last two year
but have very little education, and often the and their-are uninsured and use medicare. if we want to reduce the insured population and avoid large costs for taxpayers in the healthcare system, we need to enforce immigration laws and reduce illegal immigrants in the country, and on legal immigration, moving forward, in the future, we would need to allow in many fewer immigrants who have little education. barring those two changes, i immigration will continue to have a very large impact on our healthcare system, a lots of folks who need medicaid with cascading series of wednesdays for the system. thank you. >> jim. >> i think it's evidence from steve has talk that immigration will affect and be affected by the health reform legislation being crafted in the house and the senate, with 12 to 15 million uninsured immigrants, this was discussed. their mere presence means that every provision of the legislation that is designed to extend health coverage to those without insurance will potential ly expand, as steve highlighted. the taxpayers' cost, by the billions if not tens of billions o
technologically challed by a lapel mic. there we go. welcome, everybody, glad you could join us. we are the largest advocate si group on behalf of the technology industry with 1500-member countries and touch some 16,000 technology companies. and on behalf of all of them, i welcome you here. we have some of our key staff with us today to help us field some of your questions. after i do a quick review kind of the water front of some of the issues still in the policy lean ma on behalf -- arena on behalf of the tech sector. let me introduce those folks in advance so you'll know who we are. on the phone we have the executive vice president who leads our public sector group, that is all the issues having to do with bringing technology. we have bartlett cleland of e health policy, jeff clark who is the acting directer of our state government affairs program. we have ed longnecker, executive directer from the midwest, you'll hear more from him later. with me here in the room, jennifer kerber, second to my left, vice president of federal and homeland security policy. to my immediate left, tr
at the u.s. supreme court. it's interesting for the american public to know, is a supreme court justice is much different than an appellate judge or even a federal circuit judge, because they in fact are not bound by precedent. as an appellate judge, they have to follow precedent. and when they don't, they get reversed. and circuit judges, federal circuit judges have to follow precedent or they get reversed. but a supreme court justice has the freedom to change precedent, and that's why the inquiry into the candidacy and the qualifications of a supreme court nominee is so important. and it's also why our founders wrote extensively on what should be the qualifications of a supreme court justice. alexander hamilton stated in federalist paper number 78, the interpretation of the law is the proper and peculiar province of the courts. he further stated, it is indispensable in the courts of justice that judges have an inflexible and uniformdherence to the rights of the constitution. a nominee who does not adhere to these standards necessarily rejects the role of a judge as dictated by the con
? because at the state level, that's the big consumer of state budgets. >> right. we use data from the medical expenditure panel survey and we used the dissolution of the medicaid spending that was in an altered that spending basically in the same way we altered spending for other payers. okay. are there other questions? all right. thank you very much, everyone, for your time and i would be happy to take questions afterwards if you would just like to contact me personally. thanks again. in a few moments, the first news conference with dr. francis collins, the new director of the fast institutes of health. -- national institutes of health. >> the new director of the national institutes of health, dr. collins, held his first news conference yesterday, since being confirmed a little over a week ago. as we begin, he outlines some of his priorities. this is about an hour. >> in my presentation to the town meeting this morning, i tried to outline five specific themes that i think are useful in terms of portraying particular areas of unique opportunity and i will do that briefly for you n
's, it's certainly used as steve just referenced in not only russia's western periphery, but there are leaderships in central and eastern europe who are integrated into the european union and nato who are still quite concerned. and from their standpoints that could be justifiable. whether there will be russian military intervention into former central and east european territories -- and i'm speaking about countries already integrat into the european union and nato as full members -- i highly doubt it. however, when you see the european union as i just touched upon briefly in my presentation increasing this eastern partnership or outreach to your raise ya and os -- eurasia and ostensibly for energy assistance and development which includes countries such as georgia if i'm not mistaken, couries which may never become european union members in the next 5-10 years but i couldn't say for sure how that will evolve, i have to believe that it's less a matter of sphere of influence in military terms as it is in staking out the absolute requirement for energy supplies becausi don
in conference. and was that the message for us the next time around. what you see -- this is the from the other side of the toll booth, the cars that were on the other side coming toward us and we pointed out this one particular car and let me tell you what the punch line in case we ran out of time. you know, we were trying to make sure we had a way to get the cars through, get the paperwork done and as you'll see in a few minutes -- by the time they got to the toll booth, they had their window rolled down, their sleeve rolled up and nurses were in the toll booth, and we were getting people through seconds and not even minutes. i'll give you a punch line in a few minutes. you don't prepare for them. this car that you see here broke down. never thought about that. what do do you if a car breaks down in a line? and we quickly -- the medical director, myself the field director pushed this guy out of the way. but it made us recognize that there are things in congress congress -- in the planning. >> did they get their shots. >> yes. having them fill out paperwork so everything was done by the time
. and when the war is over, you will return to us. the united states government, democratic and republican never said when do we get a lawyer, where do they have a trial? that was never anssue. we never heard anybody 7 or 8 years ago talking about that and educating the public that's what the standard should be. >> you said the procedures exceed the procedures that the hage terms of protection for people. you've also indicated that you have a couple of suggestions that you've made relative to our language, other than those two suggestions. do you believe this is the right direction for us to go as we've drafted it? yes, senator, i do. >> admiral hutson, let me put the question to you more precisely perhaps, we've had witnesses not just today but long before today that point to the implausibility of some of the procedures being provided to the detainees including miranda warnings to prisoners that are captured in the course, the pack ability of documents the chain of custody, the difficulti by the need it use highly sensitive national security information, including evidce who's identity ca
people to the training. if they aren't aware of it and they don't knowow to use it and it's not going to be as effective as you want it to be. assessment programs. we need to be able to assess peoples skill levels in order to figure what kind of training is appropriate for them so they can move into the jobs and careers that they want. i know for example that a lot of states have adopted the work key system that acp has. that's one example of where i think jan on line program that is working within the public workforce system to help people sort of assess their skill levels and help decide what training is necessary. but you need to ve those services alongside on my drink and we also need services to promote persistence and completion and support of systems. as heather mentioned run childcare and transportation to kind of a point on that, you know, on line training does reduce a lot of geographic barriers and it does reduce some of the sort of spatial barriers. but it doesn't reduce them online training does reduce a lot of geographic barriers but does reduce some of the sort of speci
was nothing. we were humiliated. they were laughing at us. unemployment was through the roof. you all don't remember those gas lines, but inflation was through the roof. we were in the midst of this horrible recession. but at the end of reagan's administration, by 1989, america's position in the world had been reestablished their our pride as the country had been restored. we were back, and the future was bright and hopeful. reagan recognized that that sense of faith in our country, that incredible love of country can be a fleeting thing. and so he said our spirit is back, but we haven't read institutionalize it. we've got to do a better job of getting across that america is freedom. freedom of speech. freedom of religion. freedom of enterprise. and freedom is special and rare. it needs protection. that is what we do at young america's foundation. we need to read institutionalize freedom through you all, because we know, as reagan said, that freedom is not something to be preserved at any one moment in time. we must struggle every day to preserve it. and freedom is never more than one gen
i never used. these tools will help you craft and be a better blogger. it's not just actually creating this message, but it is the link ability to other information that actually make you a good blogger. so you can get content and you can't distribute content through all these methods. so when you are getting ready to blog, think about going out and looking at other peoples blogs, start looking at the wiki. maybe start crafting your blog in the wiki. and then also using twitter or any of these other micro- blogging tools to see what other people are talking about. what is hot, and maybe you have a response to that. and also see what people are talking about in the social networking tools. and i drew up a couple there that probably haven't heard of. made -- many you should know. and then your facebook connections and lincoln, those will also help you kind of idtify your audience, who you are connected d what kind of information they want to hear and what information you want to put out. and also for me, i used social bookmarks, delicious day, i use them all. i use those to kind
examining proposed chans by the obama administr@tion for the use of military commissions in the treatment of detainees. members of the house arm services committee hear from officials with the defense department and justice department. first, conversation with the capitol hill reporter the issue. >> voluntary rogen, why -- >> this would be the third iterations of the military commissions process as eats begun by the bush administration so many years ago. the first version was ruled unconstitutional in the 2006 hamdan case. congress then established the military commissions act of 2006 which reformed the commissions but psident obama said when he assumed office that these commissions were not up to th standards that he thought were fair and just and representative of american values so he pledged to reform them further. that's what they're doing now and the bulk of the work is taking place in the context of this year's defense authorization bill. >> what are some of the proposed changes they'd like to make and why? >> the things that are in the bill right now are changes to how detainees
-- are we just going to have a couple of us sitting around a table? will anybody be here? my faith in the trade mafia was sustained by the fact we have 150 people signed up which is just about what we had this morning. we have a very successful morning a year ago and i am sure we will this year. we have an excellent panel and i will introduce them in a minute. i would like to make a couple of remarks, stepping back a little bit and seeing trade policy in the larger context. before i do that, i have to remind myself and remind our speakers this morning and you, that with the obama association coming in a huge financial crisis, deep recession since the 1930s, problems in afghanistan, problems in iran, hillary clinton going off the wall yesterday in africa, a couple days ago, it seems like these people have been in office for some time but we have to remind ourselves this is a six month assessment and to be fair to this it ministrations, ron kirk, u.s. trade representative, still doesn't have his full staff. the senate is holding up one of its key employment. preliminary judgments can
on communicators, and you can watch all of our programs online. thank you for being with us. >> you've been watching "the communicators," c-span's weekly discussion with the people influencing our digital future. if you missed any of this program on net neutrality, broadband and other issues, you can see a reair tonight at 8 eastern here on c-span2. >> an international convention focusing on mars was held over the weekend. we'll show you two sessions with remarks by nasa scientists. here's the first one that runs about an hour, 40 minutes. >> our first speaker today is dr. brent bos, he's a research physicist at the goddard space flight center. back in 1997 he joined, he started working on the path finder team. then in 2003 he started working on the mars phoenix project which he's going to talk about today. he's currently, though, at nasa goddard he's joined the james webb space telescope team and has an impressive lineup of accomplishments and achievements. he's also an accredited inventer and has 25 patents in the united states, so very impressive. so, brent, do you want to come up? dr. b
define indies lifeline terms are not going to get us there. >> we will let kevin get the last word. i am sorry, gerard. we are out of topic but i was glad all of you joined me in thanking our panel. [applause] >> just a couple of things to announce. first of all you all get a server in the next couple of days of the e-mail. please do fill it up if we really do value your input so we can improve our program code for. on the resource table you will see several of our report from the fordham institute, include our paper on the voucher school. the video of this event will be avaible on our website, no later than tomorrow. certainly check out our blog there also, flypaper. as you know, following all the issues of the day and education. and again, a i think that as it. so thanks again for coming. we appreciat these comments. thank you and we'll see you at our next event. clasclass. . select education sretary arne duncan and kicks up a forum on improving student performance hosted by the testing company act and america's choice, this is just under three hours we have experienced some audio diff
in the u.s. supreme court in the petition for sir shari, which was granted the spring. anagram and sullivan cases which are coming out of florida. question before the court in those cases, and you pick those cases wisely, pick two people who did not commit murder but who committed horrible crimes before they were 18, is whether the sentence they justly received after a fair trial, life without the possibility of parole, is constitutional. they have failed to convince state legislatures to abolish the senses. they have failed to convince state supreme court to find in these sentences unconstitutional. they have failed to get federal judges around the country to find these sentences unconstitutional. and so they are trying to make a constitutional end run around the representatives of the people, and all the other judges and justices who look at this to discover a new right. a right which, and i use quotations, a right which will jeopardize all noncapital sentences, potentially. it will essentially a loud judges taken to its illogical extreme to engage in a joke ball on every sentencing of ev
principles that nar's board of directors has adopted and that we are using to guide and our research. one, capital must flow into the mortgage market in all market conditions. number two, qualified borrowers should have access to affordable mortgage rates. three, affordable housing goals should ensure that all qualified borrowers, including low and moderate income households, have an opportunity to realize the dream of homeownership. however, such goals must also promote sustainable, ownership. number four, financial institutions should be required to pass on the advantage of lower borrowing costs and other costs of raising capital by making mortgages with lower rates and fees available to qualified borrowers. five, conforming loan limits should be based on increases in median sales prices including higher index limits for areas with high housing costs. six, sound underwriting standards must be implemented and adhered to. seven, institutions must uphold the highest standard of transparency and soundness with respect to the disclosure and structuring of mortgage related securities. eight,
been for the use of that equipment is actually, but this technology that i'm talking about is different from the other technology that refers to the production and the production and development of micrrganisms. this refers toechnology for biological equipment. so some of the equipment that are controlled, they will fall under, let's say, complete piii or pit for facilities which translate to bls three n. bls for flaps. and they can be fermenters that are on the list. there are centrifugal separato separators, freeze drying equipment, aerosol challenge chambers, protected and containmeft equipment your navvy piii or p. for level, this refers to the containment level that are classified in the w.h.o. laboratory by a safety manual. if it meets those guidelines, and the control them. so in other words, we do not control less than a dsl to four facility. that does not require any license at all. in the casof cross and filtration equipment, this would have to be this specification. ift needs any -- everything that is written on the sly, that means they will require license. if it does not, t
, there was an implied promise to our nation's use that if you took a core curriculum in high school, years of english, three use of english, social studies, you would be ready for post secondary education. .. >> it continues to amaze us at act every year. this year, we have 30% of the kids who have take epiphany the act who are still not taking the right nuers of courses in high school. that's the first step. the next step is to take the ght kinds of core courses and we'll talk a little bit more about that, but more importantly, those core courses need to be aligned. they need to be aligned with college and career readiness. it's very, very important that we help teachers identify what really matters in their courses for college and career readiness. not all of what they're teaching is necessary for success after high school. these are very hard decisions, but they're very clear ones. that we need to make sure that alignment is directly lated from what we teach to what they need when they go on to post secondary education for success. our research is also clearly shown we need fewer, clearer, an more
-- the fact that the kurds and the arabs in the northern part of iraq are mad at us is no reason to spend an additional tens of billions of dollars to referee that fight and reducing cold war weapons and cutting back -- i don't understand why a wealthy european nation allies have to have military budgets one-quarter of ours as a percentage. why they can't do more themselves. and that would generate enough money. i will say this, if we hadn't gone to the war in iraq, which i thought was a terrible mistake and voted against, we would have had more than enough to pay for healthcare. [applause] >> i was wondering, can you pledge to all of us here tonight that if a new government single-payer system is instituted that you will opt out of your cadillac insurance and into the same one that we will be forced to take? [applause] >> well, as i said before, first, unfortunately, there won't be a government single-payer and i would join it. secondly, i wasn't clear when i said -- i'm just curious do you really think that's thoughtful conversation. do you think that advances your argument? i thought y
reminding us not to do that. thank you for bringing that up again. thanks. >> thanks very much, mr. anh cao. if that was the standard it would be the budget of the state of louisiana for decades. that may be what we end up paying because of the nature of the disaster, thank you very much. we are pleased now to welcome our first witness, administrator fugate, the new administrator of the federal emergency management agency itself, his first appearance before our subcommittee. welcome, mr. fugate. >> thank you, chairman. ranking member diaz-balart and other members of the committee, it is an honor to be here before your committee, talking about catastrophic disasters. what is a catastrophic disaster? by what definition do we use? and national response framework, we define it as any natural or man-made incident including terrorism the result in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage or destruction severely affecting the population, infrastructure, environmental economy and national, government functions. on the account of 100,000, have a catastrophic event, it may not be catastrophic
and the london with us at the harvard law school. her legal scholarship in the area of human rights and comparative international law and bioethics received international recognition. she is a member of president bush's council on biosaffixed and received a 2005 national humanities metal. she was appointed to the pontifical academy of social sciences by pope john ii and presently serves as its president. thank you for being here, we welcome you. [applause] auld later on in the program, you folks will have an opportunity to participate in the conversation as well by questions or comments you may wish to write on the cards which are at your places, staff will pick them up during the course of the program and submit them to mary ann and she was elected representatives, questions to be addressed to our distinguished group on the stage. it is said that the purpose of life is a life of purpose. for all the world, i mean that literally, that lesson is best embodied in the inspirational examples of sargent and eunice shriver. for those who were blessed by their children, it is not surprisin
of fannie mae and freddie mac, they'll work for many years to obtain legislation to give us greater authority over their capital and/or portfolios. it was my top priority from day one. although here it came much too late to prevent the conservatorship it did pay to wait for treasury to apply funding for the gse's, if needed. as it turned out, we all know that some mortgage assets were not safe. i have already mentioned the $167 billion private-label security book, which threw the first quarter produced about $69 billion in losses. fha is closely watching the enterprise management of credit exposure in this environment. it is important that the enterprises set aside adequate loss reserves. in the last year, despite very actual low lawsuits under losses in the bottom partner, they have grown very rapidly in reserving, and we applaud that. reserves at fannie r. 42 billion at freddie 22 billion. by early september, it was clear there was no other choice in the conservatorship that the going to provide stability, liquidity and affordability to the market. we were close to what the treasu
and employment jointly using data from 1990 through 2007. what we will do his forecast gdp growth and average job loss in the second quarter of 2009 using actual data up through the first quarter of the year. what this picture shows is the forecast of employment change, that's the light blue, that's the light blue bar, using this procedure. with a baseline forecast implies is further substantial job loss in the second quarter. indy, based on just the past history, right, the implied average monthly decline that we would have predicted for the second quarter was about 600,000 jobs. what you see, that's the dark blue line, is what actual job loss was in the second quarter. it came in substantially lower than the forecast. these calculations imply that employment is now about 485,000 jobs above what it otherwise would have been in the second quarter of 2009. this number is very similar to a mark zandi's estimate that statement is added roughly half a million jobs in the second quarter relative to what otherwise would have occurred. i do however want to be very cautious. the approach we used is one o
reform and prison rehabilitation should be a concern for all americans. today 66 percent of all u.s. inmates are rearrested within three years of release. and 52 percent and a back in prison. there are some organizations leading the way in hell changing the way we rehabilitate prisoners and effectively integrate them into society. leading the way in welfare reform. founded and were a very bold breakthrough at that time in the '80's. several social workers went into private business and organized a for-profit company which would only get paid if hard-core unemployed actually change their behavior enough to go to work and they only get their bonus if they would work for a minimum of six consecutive months. they became an astonishingly successful would probably lead a considerable number of social work groups to hate them because they offered the opportunity, including indianapolis. because the america works is in indianapolis. they have since pranced into working with prisoners. formerly incarcerated folks who have referred for direct employment when released from prison. the organiza
building skills, rewarded us only for the wrong things. another trip to the er. another round of antibiotics. another course of chemotherapy. we need to take the time to restore a system where the primary care doctor patient relationship has meaning and value again. peoples family want and need someone to trust, someone to advocate for them, who will go to bat for them, who will tell them the truth. who will talk to them in the most difficult times, educate them and offer options. and study after study has shown that the health care provided by primary care doctors, restoring them to the center of the paradigm, will be less expensive care and more satisfactory care. and it also involves educating the public about the importance of advance directives. this is a wonderful website would together by the center for medical humanities and ethics. where i teach by our bioethicists in texas living wills.org. we need to educate. we need to educate the public. what procedures, under what circumstances are helpful and which are not, we'll let our health care proxies, what are the role, w
agencies. might be new firms that none of us discovered yet. >> since financial institutions could call a wider viety, and the market could be open to new ideas that in ways that have not been possible since the 1930s. now my longer statement goes into greater detail. since it was done on april 15 before the obama proposals were proposed, i just want to mention a few things about those proposed. i'll be brief. >> thank you. >> again, it's understandable nay want to do something. but i think the effort goes in the wrong direction and the dangers are substantial because they are going to raise barriers and reduce innovation, reduce the possibility of new ideas. something that especially dangerous is something that mr. geller mentioned. that the requirement, that all credit rating agencies whether you are an independent guy offering some advice or whether you are a fixed-income analyst of a financial services firm, you must register as a nrsro it strikes me as something that's going to discourage those new ideas. that can't be the direction we want to go. let me just say again in summary t
was speeding, too, didn't he? [laughter] >> so the irish ways thinking. thank you for opening -- giving us such a warm welcome at green spring as you always do. i'm a familiar face in green spring. i've been coming here for the last eight or nine years as a public official representing this area. first on the county board and, of course, now in congress. a few things i want to tell you about in terms of healthcare. first of all you need to know that your congressman has not endorsed any bill. i have not said i like this bill or that bill. in fact, as the president of the freshman class i've raised some concerns about some provisions in the major draft in the house of representatives. there are three bills that need to be reconciled in the house of representatives so we don't have a final draft but the working draft we're all looking at is this one. [laughter] >> and in case did y want to know, did i read the bill, i took notes. and i've read a lot. i've read hundreds of articles. i'm reading a book called "overtreatment". it's a great book. i've gone throughots of briefings and lots of oth
an appointment to see a physician. tell us what you think of that, and whether it's something we have to watch out as we work on access more generally. >> well, i think there's actually other evidence from the massachusetts medical association that is consistent with that, that there has been kind of more demand for care and as more demand for care, longer waits for care. if you look at kind of the timing of the increase in coverage in the state, it's clear enrollment happened faster than the state expected, people got coverage, but it happened quickly, within a rather narrow set of networks, so there was increase in demand. what we thinks happen over times, we don't have the data, that some of the pentup demand will be mitigated. people have coverage for the full year, it's knots just cycling in and out, so as that happens, we expect some push back against that high level demand. >> susan? >> and i think this underscores why delivery system reform is such an important component of overall reform. we all know the phrase, you get what you pay for. what we get today is doctors get paid, if you c
talking to us about learning progressions and phil was there. i think the conversation was a really good one as we start to think about what are the grade spans or grade clusters look like? is it individual grades? well, kids don't develop in need little grades. maybe they are 1 to 2, 2 to 3. i don't know the answer to that question. .. the council of great city schools, its nea, the aft, a number of groups representing practitioners to get their input as well and it's all been very, very helpful for our work teams apps they've gone back for a second version of the college and readiness career standards. that second verse will come out in september and we hope to get an equally robust amount of feedback on that. and we're going to leave that document somewhat open until the that as things progress on the k-12 side, we might have opportunities to relook at that, so that's kind of the overview, where we've been and where we're going. i'm going to let ilene talk about the what the pro sets looks like -- process looks like and then we want open it up and get your feedback and engage you
to the fleet. the one the missile we will fly late next year. which allows us to deal with the future threat. the two-way missile that i will talk about later with japan is on track but i will tell you that program probably is the one that keeps me up at nights the most. when we signed up this program with the government of japan, because of the operational urgency, we signed up an aggressive schedule. we signed up a very ambitious program, but we feel there was a need for it. i am extremely pleased by not just the government to government interaction between japan and the united states, but i am very pleased with the progress made within the industry to industry relationship between the u.s. and japanese industry teams. so that's a good news story for us. it remains an aggressive schedule. when i talk you into thousand five, there is a change here. c. -based in the lower right order was a program that did not exist. in 2007, we did a demo in 2006 6 where the navy came forward with some minimal weapon system changes and successfully intercepted a target in the pacific. we then went forward a
forces and on nuclear use will be classified. mr. medvedev has now called for curtailing or weakening the possibility of jury trials for terrorists and not only terrorists would be caught in that dragnet. furthermore, he has essentially sent the duma a letter saying that i want a change in the defense laws that would allow the rtssian army to operate outside of russia's borders without my having to go to you for consent. not only is this a retrospective acknowledge that in russian terms the war against georgia was illegal, but it is allowing the russian army to go abroad without any legal restrictions in the future. when we add the growing takeover of more and more sectors in the industry, continuing repressions against diss dents, the murder of human rights activists and so on and we look at the civil/military relionships and many this doctrine we see that this national security strategy although it breeds hostility towards the west and a sense of threat also sees threats primarily from within russia. it is a society that sees itself at risk. in other words, it is a continuation albe
us to do a better job at getting correction, and will also work, the final thing i want to mention is that over the past say 15 years, decade of acquisition reform, there has really been -- i would say almost kind of direction to the government folks to try to work with your industry, counterparts. and i think to the extent that dcma perhaps has not taken the strongest action that maybe could have over the years, part of it does go to that climate which we can work to change over time. thank you. >> that he. i appreciate all of your candidness. and we look forward to meeting with you in approximately 60 days. we look forward to those folks that have input on what you do, helping sort this out. and we look forward to some changes. so, yes, absolutely. >> i just want mr. parsons, i am really impressed when you mentioned that harrington. and i am pleased that we are able to draw in that kind of talent and that kind of background in this critical area. so good luck, good fortune to all of you and thanks. >> take you all very much. and we will go to now our second panel. our second pane
that benefits us all, but you can benefit from it even if you don't contribute and because of that, free societies left alone will not have enough of it and you get conquered by the al qaeda or whatever is this year's enemy, so national defense is essential. similarly, police, fire, things that benefit us all that you would -- it's hard to skewed people from, that you'd have free rider problems. externalities, things that are so good or so bad, they affect people beyond what people do naturally. like public education. think about it for a minute. we're all better off because everyone can read and stand in line. sometimes i debate which of those two things you learn in school are most important, but they're both pretty essential to civilization. similarly, pollution is a negative externality, something that if we don't intervene on, we'll have too much of. so government steps in when things spill over from one person to another. little known function except to economists but it's really important, promoting competitive markets. if we don't have markets that work, it's kind of hard to depe
and oarsman of our book, which is called "voice of the people," and just very quickly he said they want us to look at issues from a new perspective, develop new ways of talking about differences that may be more illusory than real. and come up with some solutions that transcend theolitical and ideological discussions that so often government people of goodwill, the state often the people of goodwill working together. that is a quick summary of what i want to talk about. i want to make a couple comments about marks introduction. first of all, what i'm doing now, which i believe i've been dog since i started working, it is comparable all the way through. the concept is that we have a way of thinking about and doing policy and politics in this country that is limited by our tendency to divide into two teams, and then treated as if it is a football game. now secondly, and i am going to argue that this is not a persuasive are to. i'm not trying to persuade peop to behave in a particular way. what i'm saying is if people actually already to behave any transporters and way. and our institutions a
the senate judiciary committee -- i use the word "justice" because she has been a distinguished judge in the appellate court -- i have no doubt that if confirmed judge sotomayor will pursue the fair, wise, and unbias dispensation of justice. that's why i believe that we must confirm judge sotomayor's appointment without delay. when i had a private meeting with her she confirmed her unwavering commitment to the equity of our american justice system, her knowledge of the law, and her recognition of the enormous responsibility that she has to fulfill to our country. i conveyed to her the excitement that we are hearing in my state of new jersey, that president obama's nominee grew up in a poor, urban environment, in the bronx and close neighbor geographically with new jersey, with a similar tradition of a people starting at the bottom and succeeding through determination, education, and hard work. we also discussed a shared admiration for justice cardoza renowned for his intelligence let and his diligence to applying precedent. now, i seived for severa severar sell years at a law school b
will not be taken for anything by the government other than for public use, and then, of course, there is the troubling new haven fire troubling new haven firefighter case and it's not that the judge made of disparate impact liability. it's also the manner in which almost dismiss skwlifly the judge refused to give what i believe a fair consideration of the firefighters claims in a way that i would hope every federal judge would. second of judge sotomayor's public statements about judging include very radical ideas on the role of a judge in our society. some have said we can't consider those. but to consider only her judicial record and not consider other statements she has made about how judges should perform some office i think is an incomplete picture. she has said there is no neutrality in the law. she has said that legal uncertainty is a good thing. she said that foreign law can get the, quote, creative juices flowing, closed quote, as judges interpret the united states constitution. and that ethnicity and gender can and even should have an impact on a judge's decision-makin
, of course, a full-time job is very difficult in that and back before you came on it used to be that you're average of middle-class blue-collar guy could make enough to support a full-time homemaker in that same city in america that is slipping away from us with jobs going overseas sites you find out what you are most interested in and went to can develop as your particular space in the conservative side. but i was a marriage and family are certainly worth the top of the list remains and everything else had to blend in underneath it. >> kelsey budd, it seems to be overarching issue today is health care so i was >> i was just wondering if you could give us your thoughts and feelings about it? >> the health care bill is every bit as bad as the one we beat when hillary clinton was promoting her health care plan. it is a government takeover of the tremendous health care industry. it is complete paying for abortion on demand, anytime, anyplace. we have recently learned about these counseling sessions they are going to get to the old people. and basically they are sessions, why don't you hurry
. thank you for coming. if i may, could you tell us about this -- the recommendation to be used along the so-called [inaudible] and what is the u.s. position on this issue and in order [inaudible] could you say something about [inaudible] thank you. >> dayron? >> no, iraq. >> what he referred to? >> a report being discussed in the following talk. >> but the recommendation and also the turkey position and u.s. position and more important because of your expertise. >> that is a report that is going to be discussed in the next panel on tuesday. [inaudible] >> the next question as you know since you're an expert in this what is the prospect of iraq? thank you. >> iran or iraq? well, i am not an iraqi expert to tell you what's happening there but i will tell you what i know. that number one iraq is a very fragile state at the moment and when the united states fleet said it will be a sick country in many ways. a sick country because there is already the differentiation between the level of violence there surpassed any level that people can take in any country there is the sense of a ceiling
maker, so i want to thank each of you again for spending part of your morning with us here at the national press club and i want to thank professor yunus as well. it was a pleasure to have you here, and have fun at the white house this afternoon. >> thank you. [applause] >> and there are new press releases on the sign-in table out front if you want to take those with you when you leave. thank you all. snod [inaudible conversations] >> next, former house speaker news beginning and former indianapolis -- newt gingrich and former indianapolis mayor are speakers on the federal, state and local budget process. live coverage from the federal institute in washington. should get underway momentarily. >> let me thank all of you for being here this morning. we're going to spend a good deal of time today. steve goldsmith, the very, very innovative mayor of indianapolis, and a professor of innovation and government at harvard and are going to be outlining a wave thinking about government and where we are today. i want you to know that all the handouts and things we'll put up on the scr
could use more resources. we talked about this in hearings. i do think that even after the agency is created, assuming it is, it would be useful for us to have concurrent enforcement authority so that if we are going after -- the bad guys don't always act in silos. sometimes they are violating the do-not-call rule and they are violating reg c or reg z which would go over to a new agency. so i think it is important going forward that when there is ongoing consumer arm that we are able to jump over the kind of legislative france to help consumers and not have to wait potentially 120 days. we are working through a lot of these issues and making progress between our staffs and ourselves. >> the chair now recognizes the ranking member for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and gentlemen of the panel. pleased to see your today. mr. leibowitz, welcome back to the committee. i know you been here a number of times already. i have to think you're doing a bit of a dance because you stand to lose some jurisdiction in the ftc. it seems to me that you are getting or at least under the pr
. ironically, those who would narrowly characterize the case against confirmation want us to confine our examination of judge sotomayor's record only to her cases while ignoring her speeches and arls. articles. a partial review, however, cannot provide a complete picture. appeals court decisions that are bound by supreme court precedent are not the same as supreme court decisions freed from such constraints. taking judge sotomayor's entire record seriously not only gives us more of the information we need, but also gives her the respect that she deserves. debates over judicial nominations are debates over judicial power, and america's founders gave us solid guidance about the proper role of judges in our system of government. judges interpret and apply written law to decide cases. while judges cannot change the words of or laws -- our laws, they can still control statutes and the constitution by controlling the meaning of those words. that would result in the role of judges but not role of law. to borrow judge sotomayor's phrase, judges would not have fidelity to the law, but fidelity to
it is a great honor to have larry with us. he is of course, one of the most distinguished economist and economic policy makers in the world. he currently serves as director of the national economic policy and assistant to the president of his past positions it includes presidency of harvard, secretary of treasury, the metal for an economic association for research contribution and the list goes on. above for a tough audience that does not cut the ice. i wanted to remind you of his contributions in the area of retirement security. to remind you his early work on lifecycle savings and the quest that helped to launch a three decade-long research program assessing the extent lifecycle motives can explain household savings patterns in the u.s. economy and remind you he was one of the first to suspect there may be a long-term tendencies with asset prices which may play a fundamental role in the asset allocation and decisions as they think about saving that for major year's record three baidu as a policy maker in the mid-90s, larry help to a champion the cause of index bonds which for many years in the
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